How to Eat on a Cruise
By The Cruise Web, Inc.
Food… cruising… food… cruising… food… cruising. Everyone associates cruising with food. “Oh my, I ate so much on my cruise.” “I gained 5 pounds on my cruise.” “When I moved from the front to the back of the ship I think I felt the ship tip a bit.” There is always an abundance of food choices on a cruise. From the vast breakfast buffets to the elegant gourmet dinners, a cruiser is faced with an endless parade of goodies!! Fear not, you can enjoy it all and NOT gain weight.
As a recently diagnosed diabetic, I was even more weight conscious and concerned that maybe I wouldn’t be able to enjoy a cruise like I had before. How could I? Well, a month after I was diagnosed I went on a seven day Western Caribbean cruise. Here is a partial list of the foods I ate: Eggs, sausage, bagels, pizza, burgers, prime rib, ravioli, lobster, crab cakes, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, ice cream. Reads good, huh? It was. How was I able to enjoy all that and NOT gain weight? I am glad I asked.
It’s all about portion control, eating often and exercising. Portion control is easy. You control that at the buffets. Simply divide your plate up into thirds: meat, carbs, veggies. Done. At dinner, the food is gourmet and portioned just right – so that one’s easy. There are always low fat choices. And there are always low-sugar choices for desserts. Eating often is also not a difficult thing to do. There is always something to eat, so having smaller meals with snacks in between is easy. Exercising choices are plentiful as well. From walking on the deck to working out in the fitness center, you are always moving. And at the very least, instead of walking, JOG to the breakfast buffet! haha
Be disciplined and conscientious and you will be a happy camper… er… cruiser!!